From Ancient Greek λέσχη (léskhē) which means in its earliest attested meaning pub, triclinium. It must be juxtaposed with Hebrew לִשְׁכָּה (lišḵá) of similar usage. The Hebrew is surely a foreign word considering the variation with נִשְׁכָּה (nišḵá) and the lack of Semitic cognates, but it is obscure if the Hebrew word is from Greek and the Greek is derived from the same root as λέχομαι (lékhomai, “to recline”) or the word in both languages is carried over from an unknown language via viniculture, making it as obscure as Proto-Indo-European *wóyh₁nom (“wine”) – however the variant in Hebrew suggests the latter.
- club (association of members)
λέσχη του Βιβλίου ― léschi tou Vivlíou ― book club
φοιτητική λέσχη ― foititikí léschi ― students' union
- gambling club
- κλαμπ n (klamp)
- αερολέσχη f (aeroléschi, “flying club”)
- Brown, John Pairman (1995) Israel and Hellas (Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft; 231), volume I, Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter, page 141